Grateful Dead Live at Frost Amphitheatre on 1985-04-28
- Grateful Dead
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Gimme Some Lovin'-> Mississippi Half Step-> Minglewood Blues, Bird Song, Tons Of Steel-> China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider
Hell In A Bucket-> Crazy Fingers-> Playin' In The Band-> China Doll-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Playin' In The Band-> Wharf Rat-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: U.S. Blues, E: She Belongs To Me*
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|gd85-04-28 s1 t01 Gimme Some Lovin'|
|gd85-04-28 s1 t02 Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo|
|gd85-04-28 s1 t03 New Minglewood Blues|
|gd85-04-28 s1 t04 Bird Song|
|gd85-04-28 s1 t05 Tons Of Steel|
|gd85-04-28 s1 t06 China Cat Sunflower|
|gd85-04-28 s1 t07 I Know You Rider|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t01 Tuning|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t03 Crazy Fingers|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t04 Playin' In The Band|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t06 Playin' In The Band Jam|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t07 Drums|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t08 Space|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t09 Playin' In The Band Reprise|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t10 Wharf Rat|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t11 Throwing Stones|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t12 Not Fade Away|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t13 US Blues|
|gd85-04-28 s2 t14 She Belongs To Me|
- Thanks to Bob Wagner for his master FOB cassette source
- Thanks to Charlie Miller for the transfer
- Upgrade is in the transfer
- Thanks to the folks responsible for the shnid102036 Nakamichi 300 source which supplies a 0:29 patch in the transition from "Drums" into "Space"
- Playin' space included in "Playin' In The Band Reprise"
Mastered by Scott Clugston
January 23, 2018
- 2018-01-25 01:30:43
- Palo Alto, CA
- Run time
- Bob Wagner's Master FOB Audience Cassettes; Nakamichi CM700 mics > Sony TC-D5M (Maxell XLII-S90)
- Taped by
- Bob Wagner
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller and Scott Clugston
- Frost Amphitheatre
Subject: set 2
Subject: Holy cow!
Coming off a very strong Spring tour back east the band is completely firing on all cylinders and Phil take the helm with a full out romp by breaking out Gimme Some Lovin' as a killer start to the the final show of this run.
Jerry goes toe to toe with Phil by countering with a joyous 1/2 Step. Jerry's voice was rough this year and it is in OK form for this show, but he completely makes up for any vocal shortcomings with exceptional and energetic playing that continues through out this entire stellar performance.
Birdsong and China> Rider are all excellent versions and demonstrate that this was a clearly " Jerry" show.
Set II starts off with a Bucket that is rambunctious but maybe slight anti-climatic, but Jerry steers the band into classic second set material with a warm rendition of Crazy Fingers which drops in the start of the meat of this set PITB which goes charging into a powerfully crushing, and perfect in this reviewer ears, China Doll. Jerry just takes it to the next level. They drop back into PITB before heading off into a decent Drumz.
They bookend this PITB suite by exploding back into a very strong PITB Reprise before dropping into an emotional Wharf Rat. Let's see that is three killer Jerry ballads in the second set so far.
The Throwing> Away, as many of used to call it back in the day, is typical of the era and is still is very high energy.
Jerry then puts the rubber to the road with a 15 year pre-anniversary nod with US Blues....but hey kids we are not done yet.
The crown jewel of this entire run is the final song. They had just busted out " She Belongs To Me" less than three weeks prior and had only played it publicly one other time, and the other was for a video taping at Marin County on 4/20/85.
So when Jerry and Company come back for a double encore...all the stars aligned.
This version they played on this night to me is one of the best, although personally Chula Vista holds that honor, for a variety reasons. The first being Garcia's perfect reading of Dylan's prose and the second being how the band blew that place away that night playing this song the way they did, and as the final song of the run.
Larry Fyffe wrote this interpretation about Dylan's lyrics.
"According to Greek mythology, Orpheus is such a great musician that when he plays the lyre everybody and everything is enchanted. His beautiful wife Eurydice dies, and descends to the dark Underworld.
Orpheus travels to the Underworld, and beguiles Hades with his music. Hades allows Orpheus to lead Eurydice out through the cave leading to the Underworld on condition that he does not look back until they have both reached the light. He looks back a moment too soon, and Eurydice falls back to the Underworld, her beauty lost to the world of the living forever."
Jerry's first solo is simply sweet, with Phil really being there with him at every note. Brent perfectly accent this majestic landscape as well.
Then Jerry just unleashes with a stunning second solo, with Bobby now joining arms with his partner in crime. It is an extremely powerful and poignant moment.
Pure bliss my friends.
This FOB source is excellent with natural high end, full on bass and just the perfect balance of crowd noise too on this warm spring day in Palo Alto, plus it's a Sunday show!
Subject: great location
I know am lucky to see almost every show there. Gets 5 stars from my laptop.
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